Monday, August 4, 1997
Workers in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties who lost jobs or wages due to the heavy rains and severe storms of June 21-23 have until 4:30 PM on Monday, August 11 to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).
DUA is a federal program to help people, including self-employed farm and non-farm workers, who lose employment or wages as a result of a major disaster.
Those eligible for DUA includes people who:
· were unable to reach their regular place of employment as a direct result of the flooding
· were to begin employment but could not go to work as a direct result of the flooding
· lost work because of an injury caused as a direct result of the flooding
· became the major support of a household because the head of the household died as a direct result of the flooding.
Applications can be filed from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, through August 11, by calling the state Unemployment Insurance Division. In the Milwaukee Metropolitan area, call 438-7700. Outside the local calling area, call toll free, 1-800-822-5246.